Pronounced: BAN-dur-snach, noun

Notes: A familiar word, but I didn’t know the meaning

Yesterday’s word

The word pansophy means “universal wisdom or knowledge”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

Our word is a combination of pan-, from the Greek pâs (all, every) [the neuter form is pân (everything)] and -sophy, from the Greek word -sophia, a combining form of sophía (skill, wisdom). As I noted, I should have been able to figure out the meaning, since I was familiar with both Greek words pân and sophía.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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